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r Ije Prmorrot. Is published every Tliurjday morning, in Hie taom immediately over the Post Office, Main Street, Eaton, Ohio, it the following rates: 91 60 per annum, in advance. 82 00, if not paid within the year, and 82 60 after the year has expired. 5f"Theserateswill be rigidlyenforced. JX No paper discontinued until all arrearage re paid, unlessal the option of the publisher UTAH communications addressed totheEd. tor must be sent free of postage to insure nt entlon. 0"No communication inserted, unless ac compared by a responsible name. [From the Boston Olive Branch.] THE DIAMOND RING, OR, The Astrologer's Stratagem. A TALE OF BOSTON IN 1775. BY OLIVER OPTIC. CHAPTER I. THE GOLDSMITHS' SHOP. In the year 1775 a vnr memorable in the annals of our country (here was located in Newbury street, a large wooden building, the ground floor of which was occupied by jew eler's shop. Over the door, in what would now be lermed rude letters', were inscribed the name and occupation of the inmates -"Dewrie & Waldeck, Goldsmiths." it was the day alter the buttle- of Lexington. A few excited colonists haJ othcr d ir. the ihop, discursing the particulars of the flffray, the details of which were slowly spread ing through the town. The affair had a start ling effect. The fres cf patriotism, which burned brightly in a thousand hearts, were all ready to burst out. It needed but such an act as that at Lexington to multiply events tor the page of the historian. The group in the Goldsmiths' shop seemed to be ol one mind. The vigorous proceedings of the "Committee of Safely" Wert; warmly approved. All were eauer for the strife, which should inform the mother country that her American Colonies were the homes of men, and not of servile vassal, who would patient ly submit to be scourged. Behind the counter stood the senior of the partners, silent, but listening with in.cisse in terest to the dUcus ion. Some Lp.oiiii'g care seemed to have gathered over his mind, and closed up the deep channels of his heart, for it beat not in unison with those of the group. John Dewrie was no patriot. His soul was too narrow lo admit any sentiment higher than the love of self. Ten years ol stirring times had added but one care to his bundle of world ly vexations. He wus rich his mind ami heart were absorbed in his money bags. The fear of being despoiled of his treasure was souice ol more anxiety to him, than the inva sion of his country's liberties. His sordid snulas unmoved by the oppression and ty ranny which had roused his countrymen action lo arms. He was identified with code of principles, neither those of liberty of loyalty. His money has were his all n!l, and he wus willing to espouse the cause of I he party which promised him the best pro tection in the possession of his wealth. Thus far, in his inability to decide the question sat islacorily, lie had remained neutral, or rather had a rupture with either party. With anxious solicitude he watched the situs ol the limes. and having no prejudices either way, he impartial in Ins iudtimeut. While the group were thus discussing question, they were interrupted by the trance of young man, scarcely twenty-one yenr of age a nephew ol the senior partner, His dress was disordered, and he was appa rently exhausted by the fatigue of a recent journey. The young man received a hearty greeting from the excited group, but his uncle appear ed to ri'gnrd h oi wiih a timid reserve. "Well, Hub," said one of the group, "you nre from Lexington?" "J am j the lirst blow lias been struck country is all in arms." Tell us about the fight, Rob, the fight Did the in litia do their duty lik "Ay, soldier and civillian," replied young man, who proceeded to re'.iito. the of the affair, which nie as familiar household words lo every American. "Hurrah for the militia of Mjsaclitiselts shouted one of Ihe more enthusiastic of listeners, when the young man hud completed "Gentlemen, eentlemen, let me entreat to be cautious ; you forget that the -town full of Hritish soldiers," said the prudent Dewrie, beginning to tremble lest the enthu siasm of the group should Compromise his Standing with the loyalists. "So it is a curse upon them ! But if is any meaning in the public sentiment dosioii, they will soon be driven out. ii i i . . - -very imeiy, out you Know mere is iny to be gained by imprudence," returned goiusmilli. "Vou are over cautious Mr Dewrie." "It is necessary to bo very cu.-eful in troublous times." "Too much prudence will make you a to the liberty of these colonies," and apeaker bestowed a most unequivocal upon the timid goldsmith. "I wish well lo my country," replied in a fawning tone ; "and I on!y ask stns and patriots to use a little prudence forethought. Yes, 1 wish well tomycountry." "Hut not lo your king !" exclaimed u elderly man wearing the uniform ol a officer, who at this moment entered the "So, this is the head quarters of rebellion," end the speaker cast a glance of stem at the group "No, God forbid 1" exclaimed the goldsmith, raising both bands in a deprecatory gesture. we are all loyal citizens, Col. Powe'l." "Ay, loyal," said one of the group, liberty or death ! the liberty of the subject, or the death of the patriot martyr "Beware ! citizens; your speech savors rebellion," said Col. Powell, with a menacing gesture. "Is it rebellion, sir, to insist upon the rights of the English subject V Eaid Dewrie, with modest firmness. "Ah, young man, did I not see you nt yesterday i" exclaimed the uflioer, ing a gaze of surprise upon the goldsmith's "It may be you did j I was there," fearless ly replied the young man. "And in arms against your king 1" "In arms against tyranny and oppression." Colonel Powell regarded the young wilb astouishmeut. The haughty servant the crown was not accustomed to hear master thus bearded, but either from or some other motive, be refrained from insolence, at. in his oninion. Merited. Turning toward the gcldsmith, drew Irom bis poctet ring, which he to him. "Here is a ring Mr. Dewrie, I have to be repaireu." "A iilorious gem," exclaimed the goldsmith, a he cast an admiring glance at the diamtnd. "And valuable one," added Colonel ell, "have a care Vith it; it belongs daughter, who values it next to her own It was a cift of her deceased mother." - "Do not fear i I will be very careful it," and the goldsmith continued bis of the brilliant. The ling. was peculiar in if construction MLi I i BY W. 0. GOULD. Tearless and Tree' New Sfries. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY. 0. JAN. 13. 1555 $l,5Cper Annum inAdvance. Vol. 11. No. 31. a to no nor in was the en the ! so much so that the artizan was entirely en- grossed in the survey of its strange and ex quisite workmanship. Now he admired the chaste ami beautiful design, and then mum bled over the technical criticism of its superior finish. 1 urning it over and over, he exnmin e ' in various positions the hue mid brilliancy of the diamond. As il to ascertain the mould of the fair hand it was wont to adorn, he slip ped it over his lean, attenuated linger, n would not pass over the joint, and the gold smith, in 'he abstraction of his thouahts, care lessly turned it round uutil he crowded it over the bone. "What nre you about sir ?" said Colonel Powell, os he saw the ring puss over the joint ; "is this Your care ?" "It was quile accidental, quite," replied the jeweler, endeavoring to take ofl the ring "Hv heavens ! Mr. Dewrie, vou have got it over your drum stick of a digit, and it will never come off uutil.your finger comes withit." "No fear ol th' t, sir," and the gihbmilh struggled in vain lo remove the ring ; the con formation of the joint effectually prevented its itrnnval. Col. Powell, in his anger, used sundry tin dmiiified expressions, which added lo thetrold siinlh's confusion. It was in vain he twisted the unfortunate finger ; it refused to yiel i its treasure. Robert De.wtie and others of the group made an effort lo remove it, but without success. "My linger is swelled, Col. Powell, and 1 shall not be able to get it off to niflit," said John Dewrie, exhausted with his efforts, and the pain which had been produced by the un ccrimonious twisting of the officer. "Very well, but 11 you do not remove it be fore to-mort.jw morning your fniter shall be chopped off. Is your partner, Mr. Waldeck, Will. in ( "lie is. Robert, show Col Powell into the back parlor." The young man obeyed, and in a moment relumed to the shop. "Now, Uncle John, I want one hundred pounds this very night," said Robert as he re entered. "One hundred pounds ! Why, Robert, you are mad! I have not seen half the sum this many a day." "Hut you can see it if you desire. I want to assist in furnishing provisions for the militia at Cambridge." "llravo !" exclaimed several of the group which still remained in the shop. "You are crazy, Robert : you are crazy you've lost your senses entirely," whined John Dewrie. "Not at all, uncle John. You are my guar dian, and I want Hie money." "Hut. bov you are under age." "I sl.a.il be twenty-one in less than two months." "1 could not possibly raise such a sum, if would." "Hut vou must raise it." "And 1 tcill not," said the goldsmith whose sneer was rapidly supplanting his prudence." "My country needs it and have it 1 will, I must break into your strong nox. Rich words ensued, mid the dancer of vio 1-nce seemed apparent to the listeners am Hmv interfered. Hubert Dewrie was evidently roused to a pitch of angry excitement, and with an outh he withdrew to an inner department. The little knot of patriots soon after wit lo discuss the domestic brawl they just witnessed. John Dc-wrie's reflection:! the scene were far Iron; agreeable. Heuieiu bering the threat to invade his strung box, goldsmith opened n trap door behind the coun ter, and descended to the cellar. CHAPTER II. The Loan. !" the you pen. and from the troubled expression of is gentleman s con i.teuaiice, was Mr. Waldeck, the junior member of firm, was a much younger man than his part ner. He was sealed at n desk in the , arlor, which connected with the shop. desk was covered with account books and John own there of . e the these trait or the sneer Dew lie, her and j tall, Hritish shop. inquiry "but English 1" of nat ural Rob ert Lex ington fix man of his prudence chas tising'tbe it he banded brought brilliant Pow to my soul. with examina tion that the "debit and credit" teluseu to balanced. In personal appearance, he was the very of his punter. While Mr. Duwrie the impersonation of all tlr.it is sordid miserly, Mr. Waldeck wus dressed with tr.nsi Krnirnilous nicetv ill the fashion of .'day. lie was ubout thirty years of age, easy and affable manners, and, as the world goes, passable poodlookini. Hut his eye inioter in its expression, steming to project from its black and piercing dcp'hs, tl.o unmistakable indications of unworthy purpo ses and evil des.res. Occassional!)', as he run up a. column figures, a muttered curse escaped Li.ii. had cioaed the book v. tli which 'it- bad etlgs-ied, when Culotiel Powell entered. "All, Wuldeck, 1 am clad to see you," the officer, us he cord, ally snook too hand the other. "Colonel Powell ! then bv the rebels vcsterdiiv ?" replied "No ! we had quite a pretty nine ugui them: thoiiL-h. alter all, we had tD use heels. Hut how are tl.e lutvts to-uay ! Colonel Powell cast an anxious g.auce at goldsmith. "Short, very short, loionci . ana .m. ill ok Kiiook his head. "I want five hundied pounds to day." "Impossible I" "I must have it." 'I :iml,l I if verv hnnnv to obliite volt, the luctis, 1 have not a shilling in corner the present time." "But you must raise it lor nie." Mr. Waldeck knit his blow, and yeem.-d be struggling with his thoughts. While reflects we will make a few necessary nations. The firm, bo'.h members of which have introduced to the reader, was one of the distinguished in the t wit. It had the reputa tion ol heme the most weauny a ciri stonce which is explained by the wealth senior partner, who was the capitalist, the other was the man ol taieni anu sniu. Waldeck. bv bis superior address, If into the most opulent aristocratic families, Ihus opening the way a more extensive business, and increasing reputation of his house. Among others, Waldeck had been introdu ced into the lumily of Colonel Powell, on ficer of the British crown, t ins geiiiicnini. was of luxurious habits, free and liberal his incomes, as is often the cate wnn persons, h s financial affairs were in on liarrnss! condition. A3 I IS V. icusu proportionally greater, and he was obliged ruorvrt tn iiiniiulf l,lld.T fllf OSSIStallCe. .lpr-k uiilh niimlprtv 111 lll'irutiull. d the financial difficulties of the Colonel, volunteered to sunnlv all Ins wants. Tins had done ou doubllul securities, up to time ol our tale, when his own means Riitireli exhiuatd. Colonel ?owelJ' (Jemand for the loam ,. ,.-,.rr. ,-l,-,t you wero not I if : drew, had on the five hundred pounds, ns he had said, it wasl impossible to n:o.-:. Rut Waldeck lor ur;eiit! the the back The pa be nn lipuue was and the the of was most of He Leen said ol wi;u; cur. auc, me ue but at to he expla been most uui ol.the while bad and ior the of with sutn em- t-.v- to W 0l- ISCOVCrcd and be the were of rensens, was i-xtiiiiicly a id. tons to lurnis'i the accommodation us much so, as th Colonel was to receive it. Colonel Powell's dciich'er, Amelia, was the belle cf the town. Besides the possesion of surpassing personal charms, she was richly endowed with intellectual attractions. nl:e was a sensible young lady, which, to the ob serving man, cannot but he accounted a won derful circumstance in a tea tit y. Toward Amelia. Waldeck hud long cast an admiring gaze, scarcely hoping, however, in the crowd of guy flatterers that encircled her to hear away the palm of victory. He had gazed and admired until his head und I. is heart both had been touched, and he could not ,ook wiih patience upon the r.ro.-piet of de-teat. Amelia had always treated him with respect ful courtesy, and tl.e little spalk ol hope was ranidlv kindled into a flame. Waideck feaied to lest his suit tip'iu h's' own individual nioii.s alone. The father's enibarr.ts.siiieiils ap eared to l.;ili the avenue) throir-'h which he could reach the coveted prize, hitice tl.e opening oi ui is uusiue-.-s le -hitiou, Waldeck hud become a frequent visi tor at the dwelling of his debtor. Though nnthing hud evt r been said on the subject, Waldeck could see that his visits we-re rathei e-ricoura.'td man niscouuicuanceu, aim ue uiso noticed that the applications for loans nici'eas- 1 in frequency. Ilisown exchequer was now exhausted. Ul hnusell lie was n poor man. If this fact should become known lo Amelia's father, he dou'ded not that all his hopes would insianilv be crushed. Mr. Wuldcck was thoroughly entangled in io meshes ol the dilemma, lie dared not re fuse the d'.iMuii'.l,and it was impossible to com ply with it. ' ... -..i . . i ,t 9i. :.i ri "Well, Sit, wiiul oo you ii,iiik : a -iu vi onel Powell, impatient 01 the long silence ol the other. ".Must vou have the money to-day '." "It would serve me to-morrow inoruius, if that will facilitate the business." "Witho'it doubt lean iiirnisli the amount at that lime," answered WildecK. 'Thank you; but do net disappoint me, "I will not." "In the meantime if you are disengaged, drop into inv house tlnseveui c, mid we will h.iv a sndnl pnn-.e over a bottle of old Madeira." "1 thauk you Colonel, hui l snail piojauiy be occupied Hi obtaining this inoue) "Sorr' for it, but then business what the devil is all lint, noise m the sh ,'p : said Colonel Powell, as the angry dispute we have recorded ill the last chapter reached tils ears. ".x'oihiug bu' a little-d fficulty between the t ip r, ( loan aim Ills tie mew, - iiuu approached the door to ascertain the nature ol the atiarrei. for a moment he listened ord a sinister smile nlaved upon his lips. . ' . .... . , 1 "A lucky event, lie muiioreu, us uc luineu from the door. "Anything serious?" asked Colonel Powell.. "I think not; Ihey have frequently quar relled of late." For s'ltne time longer the two gentlemen ennvefsed together. "Waldeck appeared ab stracted, and ollcn gave strange au.-wers. seemed to be engrossed with some purpose, which demanded a 1 the energies of his will. After Colonel Powell's departure, he paced the roi.ni occasionally muttering an exclama tion of satisfaction, or, again, as the picture in his mind grew duvk, vested an imprecation itf imiiatience. After riaenii! I ue r."'in ior a i.uie in manner, be gradually began to grow calmer, mid when he had entirely sniKiueo ins agna tion, he rung his bell which was answered a colored boy, the only servant in the house besides the weman who officiated as house keeper. "Where is Robert?" asked Mr. 'Ualdcck, in an indillerent tone. "Don't know, massa; 'speck lo'S in room." "See if he is-." ".Shall I tell him ma?sa want to sec him "Xo only ascertain if hu is in the house." The negro departed, and soon returned the intelliVetice that Robert wi.s in Ins room. Mr. Waldeck seemed satisfied and shortly alter went into the shop. Dewrie was still in the cellar. The of tl.e sh' p was locked. Waldeck walked and down the apartment several times, then approached the trap door behind counter, through which his portlier had For a moment he paused ns if doubt: his brow contract d, and his black seemed to expand before the thought struggled for exnressiou. Then, alter ( listing a l.aVty glance toward the door, he raised trap mid de-Celldcd. in this cellar was the deposi'ory of Dewrie's wealth. At the first indications a rebellious spirit in this couuiry, visions riddiLiv. rnllaue and seice had constantly baun'td him. His immense wealth he leared shot ,i,Pnr.-v nf the soldierv. ulC iriie.si sense, nc ,t. iiiti'-M Hum, his lonely and unsyuipatlnzing heart maguilied the dangers. Hi. neighbors believed him wealthy, they h d no conception of the extent of rid , lor his miserly disposition prompted him to conceal the fact asmuch as possible. The events connected with the Stamp the Bos'on Port Bill, and finally ihe quarter in:' of the Jobbers in the town hud destroyed nli Ins hope of a peaceable conclusion to difficulties. His anxiety gave him no respite from the gloomy furehoniiig that clustered areund his txi.itciice. Deprived of his rest, his cares had made deep inroads Ins coii.-ib Jtion. Day by day he grew and paler, his ttep became more eyes sunk deeper into his head, and was written on every lineidueul of his counten ance. Unless some respite from his cares be ioinid, he foresaw Unit they would liin to the grave. The fear of dta'.h stroir'er, if possible thun the love of money. But where should he look for counsel uud His life had won him no friends. ills neiiliew. but yet a boy, was a partizan the strife. Hit partner was young, nml not be worthy ol Ins commence. But was no alternative. Reluctantly, therefore, lie disclosed to Waldeck the great secret of his existence. By his aid a plan was devised which promised to aflurd amine protection to me treasure tlit hour of invasion. The collar wall on the street was taken and beneath the sidewalk a capacious was evacuated. This was stoned up arched ovet. The treasure the extent of surprised Mr. Waldeck, was removed from trunks and drtwers in which il had secreted and deposited in the vault. '1 he lar wall was then replaced, and the avaricious goldsmith as he regarded the perfection ol contrivance, felt entirelysecure for the first in many years. All the labor of this had been performed by the- p.itin rs so that nn other person suspected the existence ol the secret vauit. j The threat of Robert Ih.-w.i- had startled his I uncle. Perhaps the youn-r man had discoveied the secret. The thought was i,ji,;,'iiii, ;, the old man had stationed l.iui.-.eit as sentinel j over it. Robert Dewrie was an orphan, end bavin-,' been left at a tender aire w d h a colisidable prepcrty Ins e. '.aie wnn inai t.i i.-.e g.ii..iii.:iii, was deposited ill the vault. When Mr. Waldeck entered tl.e cil.ir he found lis partner examining tl.e 'Aall lo ascer tain, if any effort had been made to remove the stuues. CHAPTER III. The Lovers. i 1 by de ?" with door up and the tie scended. in eye that the John of ol In o,i I but his Act, the na'.ur ral upon thin ner feeble, misery should bring was sym pathy? in might there Mr, in down vault and which vari ous been cel the lima operation It was eveniii! and Ro'.er: Dewrie was still in his room. The even's oi the-elav had made a det p impression on his mind, lie I. a ' qsur reled Willi his uncle, had u , d l.i.rd w ,r !s and threatened violence to him. I.i ll.e quiet of his apartment, now teal li.e I'M ol us oassiou had passed awty.l..; P ; iv'.P.-d it. The Sordid character of lis uncle ten '..r- d hilt: an bjeet of dualist lo the i.peii-i.t s.r;e.l ynunfT mini, anil r. was not un unusual inm.' n.r them to indulge in harsh epithets toward tach other. Hat the rupture eltiiat cay wasj much more violent than had ever occurred before. ere is no light in tl.e room, rind in the' daikuess the young p.itr.ot paced t..e apart-; ment. Tl.e quarrel d.d not c:a. m all li:s at tentiou. lie was disapnoinied in '..eitig una ble to (umisll the propped aid lortne inititni While thus dwlibeialiiit;. th'.' d"ur Keiitly, opened, and a man entered the loom. It was loo dark for the )3ung patriot to d.sti;.0uuli lis features. "Robert, are you here ! ' sai.i the man, "Mr. Waldeck, 1 am giad to see ) :,,'; 5.1 id Robert, as he reoogni.-o ihe voice of his u:i-i clc's partner, v.-luni he had n.jt seen since his return Imm J.exuigtoii. "Give me your hand, my hoy: I w s you mi.:lit have been il.olin y.mr le'.ell, excursion," teplkd Waldeck, as he .ra ped tne hand of t!ie other. "1 was not bom to be shot; U-s! !c-s, your loyal subjects are not sharp si,e,ir." "And your uncle- gave y u a l-rture for your imprudence, J:d lie not ? I heard seine hard words pass between you." "We did have a liUlediflieul'y; !,i;t it was not on that account. 1 wanton a bundled pounds mid the old geiitlei.iini n.du..ed tote1, me have it." "Why did you not come to r.., then I" "Because my uncle has my j.i-.perty in lis keepinir, and 1 only wanted my own." And a better reason wa--, tlnit Ho- loiini' man had but litue rc.'aid for Wald.-ek nut even e-meiijli to borrow his money. "But where is your uncle- ? I have not seen liiin since 1 oveihe.nd the quarrel." "I do not know, 1 have not been out ol iny room since." "Strange; he is not in the habit of absent ing hianeif even for ha! Tun hour." "He is tafe, 1 will warrant. Have you hundred noundsyoil can snare f" said Robert, wilini:', in the emergency, to accept the ploi fercd loan. "Certainly; I will bring it to yon in a few moments," and Waldeck groped Ins way of the" ruciii. boon alter, Waldeck brought l.im a pitise containing tl.e money. Throwing a cl.uik over his shoulders he dcsceii'l'-d the .stairs am left the house. Passim: down Newbury, Ma'lborough and Cnrnhill.he 'urn. d up Queen street, and stopped in float of the- su'.ely man sion of Colonel Powell. With bis cbi.il. wrapped closely nrcund linl he gazed at windows of the- illuminated apartment. Whatever lis object, it seemed to allude l.irn, and lis patience e.!iaii.,l,-d li.iell. ho vera limes he v.-alked tip ai:'! do-.' n the street, then with a kin 1 of d..-;.eratu effort of uitl. Iifi tan, ed down tl.e narrow passage that led lo the back d.-iir ,l the boU.se. Ilea he kuocled, and his tuniiuoiis was answered by a black girl. "Ah, i!:is-a R'b'.-r, d.'.t you ?" "Yes, it is I," mid the young turn slipped a piece of gold into the gill's hand. is your mistress " "In tie parlor, Massa Robert." "With company '." "No ssr, none but de Colonel." "How can 1 sec her, Hose '." The colored :;irl aavely delibf rn'.cd upon the point, and (inaiiy der ided that n mceiinc couid take place' in the timing ruot.i, tie the parties would incur sme risk of an in'i ruptioil ft, on the Colonel. Acconinei'y cor.ductei; the joung in.in thiil.e-i. The nine; room w as c, i.':lous to the purior, Robert could dis'.ii. :' ly hear the conversation ol the inmates. Hut the toiored gill had mistaken as to the company, an trrorshe has tened to erred by iutoruiiiig him that Wai tec!; was there. The br,w of Hubert Dewrie contractu! o rmittercd imprecation esc: pet! his li s. sir! assured hi'm that she would manage it. The gentlemen were talking of business ters. s..e .said, and Miss Auie.iawrs reatimg. I!i,,e was u thorough i.ii.-'.ie.s of the art ditd-luscv, mid the made good her a inaiie "R. bert ! hi,v: couid Veil dare to veiiluio'to enter in my father's house batd Amelia Powell, i.s.-ilie entered the dining-room. "Love wilt brave cveiy dr.n.'er, Amelia," and the yding niaull.rew lis aim areui.d ntck an boldly inijiiuted a kiss upon glowing iheek, Wh.ch the liiu.iien neile-cled to resent. "Y u are too icckles.t, Hooert; it my hould suipi.se us, I know uot what mi;!. I the'eons' queiiees. "It iiiatieis not; it your neart is stni ... . .. i ... , VOU Will leai 110 Coll.se-liieiie' o uiii .-e p'-tu . .0,1. "H is that I fear most, ueur l.oliert," her eyes beamed with that puie:.liee:.oii hallows and enui.b.cs the hunian heart. "You ate the same gsiieienii ejr! you me stil '" "Love you still I by, Robut ran iw-rnoi vour heart to hail Jf a d i:bl i" "N..v, nay, I sp, l.e tin lightly. Waldeck with yolit lather !" "tie- is." "i ocs he still persecute you as you Ii ulrnset o term U I 'Redoes; and what is worse, my seems to cucnuriice hits attentions." A shade of anxious sol eitutte dnrkr-i-ptl brow of the voting man. "But fear not, Robert; death alone ,..,.. divide us. w ...... . "llless vou I dearest; l srian yet wor'hy of your devotion," and Robert look lier willing hand. " I he fidelity of your h art alone can vou worthy said Ihe maiden softly, as dropped npon their united hands. "Why, Robert, your hand is covered blood !" exclaimed she. The young man withdrew hii hand. palm and fingers were dyed with blood ! "I had not observed it 1 rfre," said Robert, .is I.-; g.ized with asinni.ilitiii.iil at Ihe dark , i j ' ; I j I i i ' a out "V m were at I.e-xi glon, R jbt rt ?" "i was." "And w-.ittt ted ."' " x,-,t badly; on'y a sabre cut on my arm ; but it wa- on lie- other arm." 'You "vv !,rd!y wounded, 1 know you were, this is your own '. !,.o 1. ' "No, dearest, it was only a mere scratch," r.r.d he liirin d up his sleeve and exhibit! d n (.light cut ; but l.'.eie- was no appearance of blood about i:. "W here did these stuiiis come front, then?" "Indeed, I know nr." 'Hut vo'.i are- every d.ty endangninp your bert. I':.-: : in this r.:be .iin-.ol pie'.i.i Use lla: dl...i." J tliut, ue.-.r at y ju v. ill i.ut iUiel.a, even renieiiiber it is treason crnius; Have not e-oa sc- d.ire li.e in Seuie lilo, ttii'a "I to y m." ' Hut vnti your king." "Is it not a Itict ecu- knov.lei'j.'e.l thus inui-h '." "I !iave, 1,'obert ; but I cannot thought that vou way l;.so y .tir atlicy." ".My duty is plain, do not use your gentle t-loquenct lo win n.e lion? il." "I will not; may God protect you in the l.ottr of peril. "And now, love, it may be long bsf-rs I fee you again ; but be of good heart, and all shall yet terminate in j jy." "Heaven sr.'int that it imiv !" After nil alVe-etioiiate adieu, tiie voting mat: prepared lo ite-part. 1 l.e hist wcoos 0! aucu an interview aie ; eiieinily tl.e n.ost interest-1 I ihg ; ut least, it v.u.i so m t!::S 1:1 .lance, nun 11. t leveio lingered iul. ill the intelt bailee ol tl.e hearts le-nderest i.ii.o'ioos. Tl.e-eu I camt at last, and Amelia opened the' door cummu ii:ciitnii.' with tl.e ball. "So, so .' my cooing 'loves, y,m have filleii into the- fowler's net this time !" e.-.claiii.Ld I Col. Powell, who stoo l eroet, wrli ),:s i.rius j folded, at the entrance i.. the room. :' he lovers w ere u'.oneood at mis inforlit -1 iiaw accident, r.s they (mpp..:.-:J it. Tl.e v., nr.',' girl sunk back i:i ti. u.ay, but Robert ca nil)' met the gaze of tli-' au. ry father. "Aim. lis, to your room '." si.u'ited C.lonel I'o-Aeli, exasperated by the calm nidifleR-m e cf the young 11,1111. "To your room ; and ns for you, sir, if you ever darken rny doom again, 1 will horse-whip you." "Do not be aii'rv, father," said Amelia. 'Tj vourTooiii 1 dlii'raeed and ilil.olton.-d.'" "Sir 1" exclain.cd Aini.iia, "is il possible that joii can use such terms to me t" "Ay, It : ; who the dtvii are j.,u ?" and lite Colonel's passion entirely disp.ace-d lis usual d:viiity. "latins consistent Willi ihe I, oi,'. r 0! a maiden ?" "Ccioncl 1'owell, your hasty iinpiitalion both crutl and unjust," iiileriiuicd Robert, will, dignified calmness. "Puppy !" sneered Colonel Powell, "with out doubt, Jou can honestly deiend her cc-tion:-." "l'atlitr, my actions -( d po defense," ex cbiimed Amelia, nil li.e womanly pride of her natuio roused 1 y the niju-'ic; ot her lather, "I n-.-ed no tiel'eii.-e ; Robert D.-wne is my ul-iiali.-ed husband 1" "Tl.i-n, by , you had bettor be si pera- t'-d very souu. To your room, iul, to your room. li.e l auu bis way Aim 1 ia, fearful of tl.e strife that impended, obeyi d the foininaiid "Robert Dew rie, you are a traitor to your King ami country. A won from me will hung ton. Regard lorycur fiiends alone vniihold that word." 'Proceed, sir," said l!;e Voting man unmov ed by tl.e threat. 'Leave my house, .sir, or I will give you into '.be hands of the soldiers." "I will P ave your house, Colonel Powell, but I shall Mill dare to be true to my couu liv," and R.iberl Dewrie, folding his cloak around him, departed from he. bouse. ; ooly done, by heavens!" miitttreo Colonel us heclo.-e-d the th.or Hil l rc-tuni.d ihe parlor, in which Waldeck v.us awawng him. CHAPTER IV. The Murder. net. r .she and been Mr. and Tl.e mat of her In r lather be true, -i an.i v.b.ch love you Punctually to his appointment, Colonel Powell went to the iroldsmith's shop the m morning. Mr. Wsluuek was in the shop ah The loan of live hundred pounds was ready the necessary papers were executed, and officer, w i'.ii a leeiing ol Jeep satisfaction, the amount in his pocket. Where is Mr. Dewrie?" asked he. "He has not been seen since your visit yesterday nlternooii," replied tin; goldsmith with a nervous twitch of the head." "Is it possible ! Wi,,:re -au he be?" "1 can f 'rin no idea. The last I heard bun was ilurili;.; the- quarrel will: lis nephew you remember the circun. stances." Mr ' Waldeck fixed an unea.sy g.auce Colonel Powell. "1 do perfectly well. Have you made inquiries !" "Yes, I have been to every place he is to visit, but have been unable 'o any tldnie'sof hiin. Ilia bed w as not d i.'ist iiiclit." "My daiiihler's ring was on his finger at time l ea led upon you. Ste if lie is in shop.'-' Mr. Waldeck searched but he could not bu found. "Nothing has happened to him, I trust. "So.ce 1 came into the shop this morning snd I ariied he was not in tl.e house, I fell tae most glooiny I'.otibts." "Where is his vill.iuotis nephew?" C dmiel Powell scowled at the mention that name. "He has not benii seen since the quarrel wi'.n :is uncle. Probably you had the niterv lew with him." Tho events of th-; previous evening, its ,:,.'. r has Mspec'rd, were kuewn to him i, iK.it J, be had follow.-.' 'Robert Dewrie, even Cnlonel Powell the information , i.ad made hiin a listener nt lee dniing 0 or. ' "The qitatrcl has not resulted in anything .serious, lies it.' ' asked i;ol. rowell, Willi are glance of intelligence nt Ihe o'her. ; "No, the- young man is, in the main, a Mr. father fellow." "Hut, in his passion, has he not made w un ine oiu iiiaii : the , . . ...... i . - e - ..:t... j "impossioiei ne coum nevei uc 6uiny can ' tuch nn act." j "Perhaps not; but my own opinion or - r. A :.. i.;. r,.vrn),lo ' prove youm; lonow umnimus --m ....u.Ui,.w. Dewrie make hereyes with The "You wroiii! Inmby such a suspicion. assure he is o verv worthy man; and as to immoral or criminal act, he is utterly incapa ble of it," 'Perhaps be is. But, have you searched the house?" "Yes, every part of it." "Where does he keep his valuittles?" Mr. Waldeck hesitated moment, and One vqttt.re, (or l-'ss) 3 insertions. 111 " Kach additional iiu-crtion, VS " Tl i-e nionlhs, - 3,L'0 " S inoiiths, 8,00 Twelvemonths, - - - P.' 0 One foi rth of a column per year, lo.iw .. ..jr " " 18,l'U column " " 30.UU All over a square thsrged u tw quares. I Advertisements inserted till foiuid t th cxptuic of the advertiser, JOB HOKK E .ecuted at l!ii Office with' neatness and) despatcii, rt the lowest possible rales. - . I ' j I , j j j I ! u ,s,i"''"A' r " Tr"r n p'i -1 that they were scattered about in va rious hiding places, he believed he did not klloW Where " "Have you examined the cellar?" Mr. Waideck acknowledged Jthat the tho't of searching the cellar had never occurred to hiu.', that it was a mere lumber room, lurtly v hr.ed by any one. Colonel Powell, who, in lis prejudices agahist Robert Dewrie, was harboring the most terrible' suspicion of him, proposed to search the eelllT. Waldeck, protesting that it was needless, assented, mid the trap door was raised. As II, ey were about to descend, two of the l.liorsv. ho had been engaged in searching Lm'i r, ,1 the shop. They Were requested to accompany the others, and the four descended to-.-ell.er. Un the bottom of the cellar, lay the hat of the missing man. "l.e re a clue, at least; let us examine more cljseiy," said Powell, as he stooped over nior. parti' uiarly to examine the spot which was partially obscured by the darkness 'of tl.e Cellar. "Good leavens! Here is blood!" he ex Icla.nied, as his eyes rested on a large dark ! pool. 1 "Aye, it is blood!" repeated one of the I iieL-hbors. 1 "tireat God! is it possible? re you sure it ' is blood, Colonel?" exclaimed Mr. Waldeck, in nmlotis tones. I "1,'lood! Certainly, it is! I have been i long Kiiout'h a soldier to know blood when I st e .t," replied the Colonel; "but let us look further." "Here is .1 knife," said one of the men who had been cng -ced ill the search, as he picked , up a long bli'detl jacb-linile. I "And covered wi'h blood," added Colonel ' Powell ts lie took the knife; "this looks l'ko i foul -li ;.'." I -tI does indeed!" saidMr. Waldeck, whose . in rves were te-rribly ncitattd. ! "Aye, there has been murder here foul, I cold-blooded morder!" exclaimed Col. Powell. Hut to whom does this knile belongf iiifl may throw some light on the assassin!" and he approached the little window which shed a f.iiul ray upon the setae. "Here is a name!" continued he, OS he discovered a small silver plate on the handle; "but it is so stained with blood that I cannot read it." With his handkerchief he rubbed the blood fioin the plate, ami approached still nearer the o read the name. Mv suspicious were not unfounded," saui Colonel Powell. "The name is Robert Do wrie." "My God!" exclaimed Waldeck, "it can not be." "I fear il is too true; and the murder must have been committed in this place. Now, where is the body ? Look around gentlemen, look around, and see if there are any indica tions of Ihe ground having been disturbed." The party nil diligently txamined the bot tom of the cellar, but Ihe earth appeared not to have been disturbed. "This is mc'iilar," said Co). Powell, "very sin: -ilar. Ccuid the body have been removed tiu.-iiiL- the night i" he.-e h a passage way to the street; but il has no! been rpeiicd, to my knowledge, for vents." said Walde-ck. - i i.i t I he i.oor wo. 3 i-xBiniueu nuu mere wtreevi- . ... :, , ., i I oe.ne;, u.ai u ii'i ot, u,,,,!.,. ilw,,,,; u,wi,-u. A lii'ht was procured, and a more particular the lo il tie. ; Ihe' de posited here of and t xamiuation uiscu.seu several smeurs ui uioun. It was plain that the body had been removed Irom the cellar. A search was made to dis cover, if possible, anything which would throw more light on the foul assassination, but nothing was found, and Ihe party returned to the shop. I.iioti.h had been ascertained to convince all that a murder had been perpetrated, and there was strong presumptive evidence to implicate the ii.inderer. The quarri I and the threat, the knife and the absence of the nephew, all conspired to throw the guilt upon him. Hut even with ;ii apparently overwhelming leslini- ny, Mr. ,'abv. ii continued to believe, or pretended to bel.evc, that Robert 1 ewrie could not be the rtssassin. The two neighbors, salisfielin their own minds that ti e young loan had murdered lis uncle, departed Irom the shop to Spread the news. "Mr. Waldeck, 1 have a double reason for lamenting this unhappy occurrence. My daj. bier's ring, unless he removed it before his disappearance, was on the finger of the victim, us I have said b.fore o ring which no niuii'.y could replace, for whose loss nothing could compensate her. It was bequeathed to her ly a dying mother under very peculiar circumstances and she values it beyond com pariMin. 1 know in,i how I can tell her it is fun ver lost. These are the particulars con nected wi'h it and they are such as to causa nte n.ucii uneasiness." (TO BE COSTtNTED.) any ac customed ob tain oc-t-upi. the the have and of last tTA Clergyman who was in the habit of preaching in different parts of the country, was not long since atan inn,, where he observ ed a horse-jockey-trying lo take in a simple gen tleman, by imposing upon him a broken-winded horse for u sound one. The parson knew the bad character of the jockey, and taking the gentleman aside, told him lo be cautious of the person he was dealing with. The gentleman finally declined to purchase, and the jockey, quile nettled, observed: "P irsoii 1 had much rather hear you preach than to see you pnvnttly interfere in bargains between man and iubii in this way." "Well, replied the parson, "if you were where flight to have been last Sunday, you might have htard me preach. "Where was that?" inquired the jockey. In the State Prison!" retorted the CI rgy-mau. the and whicli room a good way r ui the I any then O We think the subjoined extract from "Verses on leaving my Parents when a Roy,'? will "satisfy the sentiment" of the reader: 'I left the corn-field.nnd there 1 stuck my hoe, At'd from my paren's 1 did go, And to v.ie house and for my clothes; And ns my poor mother being sick, I was obliged to go with my pants and vest, Becatifo I dare not pr. in ta get the rest. As the woods being near, away I did steer, Rut to hide suspicion up a brook I did follow, 1 look my pole, hook, and line, and went a fishing. 'Far spent was the day, The night coming on, Hut as for money I had none; And whereto gett lodging I did not know, Rut in yonder barn upon Ihe hay. 'As I retired between ten and eleven, The thoughts gathered around my heart Of my mother, whose voice was lifted up On account of her absent son." Hood never could believe that undertakers fell for the poor. If they do, how comes it that they are always "screwing them down t '